20 episodes

A platform exploring stories of purposeful life lived across and between cultures and celebrating our common existence and humanity. Hosted by Qali Id, a world traveller, advocate and storyteller, this weekly interview podcast champions the individual story as being the fabric of our common humanity and connecting us to a new way of seeing the world. You will hear everyday people’s stories on identity, culture, lifestyle and purpose as guided by personable, introspective and intimate conversations.

The Qonnect Qali Id

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

A platform exploring stories of purposeful life lived across and between cultures and celebrating our common existence and humanity. Hosted by Qali Id, a world traveller, advocate and storyteller, this weekly interview podcast champions the individual story as being the fabric of our common humanity and connecting us to a new way of seeing the world. You will hear everyday people’s stories on identity, culture, lifestyle and purpose as guided by personable, introspective and intimate conversations.

    The Wrap Up - S2 E10

    The Wrap Up - S2 E10

    On the final episode of this season of The Qonnect, Qali looks back on some of her favourite moments and what she learnt from them.
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    Have thoughts about this episode? Share on social media using the hashtag #TheQonnect or post at Qali's Instagram & Twitter (@qaaliciid). Check out her website Being Qaali

    • 27 min
    Music & Mustard with Nooriyah - S2 E9

    Music & Mustard with Nooriyah - S2 E9

    On this episode of The Qonnect, Qali speaks with London's own Nooriyah, a DJ, presenter and filmmaker.  Noor has also been the Features Editor at AZEEMA magazine, focusing on underrepresented womxn globally. As a DJ, she is known for playing upbeat popular records infused with Middle Eastern and North African sounds. She occupied the River Stage at the National Theatre, taught DJ classes for womxn of colour at Foundation FM, made her New York and Rotterdam debut and played the Grand Entrance of the V&A where she also showcased her first produced short film on the theme of finding a home away from home. By background, Noor is a Master of Public Health with specialism in mental health, currently working with councils to improve health across London.
    During this conversation, Nooriyah and Qali talk about cultural influence on art, music sampling, defining home and following your dreams.

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    Follow Nooriyah on Instagram and Twitter. 

    • 1 hr
    Boundaries & Burnout - S2 E8

    Boundaries & Burnout - S2 E8

    On this episode of The Qonnect, Qali talks about why 2021 hasn't started off as smoothly as expected and how boundaries, being easily accessible to people thanks to technology and burnout are all things that have been on her mind.

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    • 25 min
    Activism & E-Commerce with Amahle Ntshinga - S2 E7

    Activism & E-Commerce with Amahle Ntshinga - S2 E7

    On this episode of The Qonnect, Qali speaks with Amahle, a South African entrepreneur who owns & founded LUNTU, an online marketplace that sells a wide range of products from up-cycled skateboards to Black owned coffee. LUNTU gives customers the opportunity to buy products from businesses that matter to them, in easy way. This is done with the use of the LUNTU index, a information card that identifies if a product is vegan, eco-friendly, Black owned, Queer owned and more. Amahle also creates content online, usually video content exploring topics of Spirituality & social equity.
    During this conversation, Amahle and Qali talk about leaving the being introverts, creating access to small businesses, spirituality and social activism.

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    Follow @qaaliciid on Instagram & Twitter. Check out her website Being Qaali

    Follow Amahle Ntshinga on Instagram and TikTok. Check out the LUNTU.

    • 44 min
    Self-Care - S2 E6

    Self-Care - S2 E6

    On this episode of The Qonnect, Qali speaks about some philosophies and history around self care away from the billions of dollars that are exchanged every year in the commercial aspects of it. She explores the surprising links between Socrates and Audre Lorde . 

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    • 16 min
    Human Rights & Coffee with Ladan Takow - S2 E5

    Human Rights & Coffee with Ladan Takow - S2 E5

    On this episode of The Qonnect, Qali speaks with Ladan, the founder of Takow network, a platform for young women to advocate for international women's causes. Ladan is also an established social media influencer, who uses her broad platform to champion Human Rights causes and women's issues. She  empowers young audiences and engages them in public affairs and activism and breaking down barriers. Ladan is currently working on her own online Coffee brand Takow Coffee
    During this conversation, Ladan and Qali are talking about the power of creating community & sisterhood, engaging in activism and her love of coffee.

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    Have thoughts about this episode? Share on social media using the hashtag #TheQonnect or post at Qali's Twitter or Instagram accounts below:

    Follow @qaaliciid on Instagram & Twitter. Check out her website Being Qaali

    Follow Ladan Takow on Instagram. Check out the Takow Network  and Takow Coffee 

    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

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3 Ratings

Mbayaman ,

Great show!

The Qonnect is a such a good show. Qali tackles so many conversations that a long overdue in the space today. Her guests are amazing, learned so much and left inspired. Give it a listen, you won’t be disappointed

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